July 1, 2017

“Passion Over Reason” opens at the McMichael

New exhibit focusses on Joyce Wieland and Tom Thomson

A new exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection entitled Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland pays tribute to two groundbreaking Canadian artists. The exhibition explores Wieland’s unique representation of Canadian nationalism through gender and sexuality in conversation with Thomson’s traditionally masculine and virile image.


Read Joyce Wieland: Life and Work by Johanne Sloan and Tom Thomson: Life & Work by David P. Silcox to learn more about these two iconic Ontario-born artists.

Joyce Wieland, Reason over Passion, 1968, quilted cotton, 256.5 x 302.3 x 8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

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